The NAU football team went through their first scrimmage of fall camp Saturday in the Skydome. Both offense and defense looked good, but there were also plenty of mistakes, which is to be expected early on in camp. One thing the Lumberjacks didn’t lack, was energy and positive vibes. Two quarterbacks shuffled in with the “ones” during the scrimmage. Cal transfer sophomore quarterback Kai Miller was very solid. He moved the offense down the field multiple times, mixing the run and the pass and even tucking the ball and running himself. Redshirt freshman Angel Flores also got reps with the first time. He struggled at times, but also made some nice throws. True freshman quarterback Adam Damante had two beautiful throws, one from off his back foot, that went for touchdowns. The defense recovered a fumble deep in the offense’s territory and were very active around the ball all scrimmage. To top it off, sophomore kicker Marcus Lye booted a 55-yard field goal. The one thing NAU has on its side this season is depth. “Especially at running back,” head coach Chris Ball says. He adds, “we have five legit running backs, we are really really deep at defensive line and deeper than we ever have been at the o-line, so the depth is fun, it makes it fun because there’s not a lot of drop off between the ones and twos.” NAU will be back to practice on Monday and scrimmage again next Saturday. It’s all in preparation for the start of the regular season, which is Saturday September 2nd in Tucson against the Arizona Wildcats.
To hear the entire post scrimmage interview with Dave and NAU head coach Chris Ball, click here: